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Professor of the Practice of Global Development

The Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University invites applications for appointment as Professor of the Practice of Global Development with a special focus on issues of sustainable development, global environmental challenges and international development. The successful candidate will be a distinguished practitioner who has worked at high levels in major international organizations, government, and/or non-governmental organizations, demonstrated professional excellence in the field of environment and development, and shares a commitment to the Pardee School’s institutional values regarding diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice.

Expertise in project management, technology for development, human rights, international law, or multilateral negotiation is desirable. Regional expertise in any part of the global South, but particularly in Africa or Latin America, is seen as a strength. The successful candidate will teach courses in their areas of expertise, and will also advise and mentor both undergraduate and graduate students pursuing professional careers in international relations. Prior teaching experience and a record of publication and research is considered a plus.

Boston University is a member of the Association of American Universities, with a rich tradition of inclusion and social justice. We are proud of our record of inclusiveness, including being the first American university to award a PhD to a woman and the institution from which Martin Luther King, Jr. received his PhD. The Pardee School is dedicated to increasing participation of all talented students and professionals, especially women and underrepresented minorities. We are an equal opportunity employer: all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act federal contractor.

Please submit 1) a letter of application describing your teaching and research interests and professional experience and 2) curriculum vitae electronically. Questions about the position or school may be directed to Ms. Elaine Bidianos at [email protected] Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, beginning October 15, 2021, but applications will be accepted until the job is filled. The expected starting date for employment is July 1, 2022. The Pardee School of Global Studies offers B.A. and M.A. degrees and is committed to multidisciplinary, policy-relevant research and teaching.


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